Computer Hardware Engineer Salary (United States)

A Computer Hardware Engineer earns an average salary of $69,426 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and Engineering Design.
Computer Hardware Engineer Total Pay (?
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$44,960 - $106,598
(Median)
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110K
MEDIAN: $69,425
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Computer Hardware Engineer Total Pay (?
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$8.30 - $40.79
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,960 - $106,598  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,386  
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $10,090  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,893 - $111,829  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 396
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $40.79  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $64.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,386  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $10,090  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,893 - $111,829  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 396
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Job Description for Computer Hardware Engineer

  • Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
  • Provide technical support to team members.
  • Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
  • Write documentation and test specifications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Hardware Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Santa Clara
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San Jose
up arrow 37%
Austin
up arrow 31%
Houston
up arrow 6%
Raleigh
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National Average
$70,000
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Experience Affects Computer Hardware Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 74%
Experienced
up arrow 28%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$70,000

Skills That Affect Computer Hardware Engineer Salaries

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 18%
Engineering Design
up arrow 16%
C++
up arrow 6%
C
up arrow 2%
National Average
$70,000
Java
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 5%
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